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Key Resources: Immigration/Border Studies
Congressional Budget Office: Immigration
Non-partisan reports on immigration issues, prepared for the U.S. Congress.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
DHS responsibilities include border security, citizenship services, and immigration enforcement.
Homeland Security Digital Library
Presents security-related documents from a variety of federal government agencies and other organizations.
Indexes Congressional materials from 1789-present. Includes bills, laws and pending legislation, legislative history, hearings, testimony, reports, documents, Congressional Record, and Congressional Research Service Reports.
Government Studies on Immigration
Provides access to a large number of immigration reports (2002- ) from the Congressional Research Service, Government Accountability Office, and the Department of Homeland Security.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
USCIS oversees lawful immigration to the United States.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
CBP works to secure the U.S. border, facilitate lawful international trade and travel, and enforce immigration and drug laws.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
ICE has investigative and enforcement responsibilities for federal immigration laws, customs laws, and air security laws.
Environmental & Health Issues
International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico, United States Section
IBWC is tasked with finding binational solutions to issues that arise during the application of United States-Mexico treaties regarding boundary demarcation, national ownership of waters, sanitation, water quality, and flood control in the border region.
U.S.-Mexico Border 2020
An EPA program emphasizing regional, bottom-up approaches for decision making, priority setting, and project implementation to address the environmental and public health problems in the border region.
U.S.-Mexico Border Environmental Health Work Group
EHWG serves as the main conduit for addressing bi-national environmental health concerns, such as increases in disease rates along the US-Mexico border. See especially the "Projects and Publications" link.
United States-Mexico Border Health Commission
Binational health commission established in 2000, whose mission is to provide international leadership to optimize health and quality of life along the U.S.-México border.
Statistical reports and publications from the Department of Homeland Security. Includes access to the annual Yearbook of Immigration Statistics (1996- ).
People and Households: Census Data by Subject
Points to census data resources. Arranged alphabetically by subject (see especially: foreign born, immigration, international migration).
ICE statistics on individuals removed from the U.S.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Presents federal statistics on a range of subjects. (Tip: rather than browsing the topical sections, try loading the pdf version and then search the index for relevant terms - e.g. foreign born population, immigrants. Numbers noted in the index are for table numbers, not page numbers.)